Month: November 2020

Blooming Trail Run At Beautiful L'Avenir Wine Estate Nov 2020

The Blooming Trail Run presented by Dirtopia at the beautiful L’Avenir Wine Estate & Country Lodge outside Stellenbosch is held every year at the end of November. It is always a reminder that the year is coming to an end. The vineyards are still bright and green yet the grasses are turning yellow-brown as the summer sun gets stronger by the day. If you want more details on future Dirtopia events then click here:  http://www.dirtopia.co.za Checkout my Trailrunning portfolio here: TrailClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

PPA, Double,century, heat

Brutaly high temperatures led to heat and strong winds being the order of the day at the 2020 PPA Double Century. Based in the town of Swellendam, the race meanders around Barrydale, Montague and Robertson before winding its way tortuously back to the finish via a series of 3 brutal hills known as the 3 maidens. It got so hot that at 1:00pm when the mercury officially hit 36 degrees C, while some cycle computers were showing in the midClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

A Gloriously Wet and Muddy Western Cape XCO MTB Series #3

This WC XCO race can only be described as a  very wet and muddy affair. These images were taken at an event and in a location that should have been a dry dustbowl in mid-October. The rain gods of Elgin had other ideas, however, producing a non-stop deluge of water here in the Western Cape for the entire week preceding the race. As a photographer, I love this kind of stuff because even though it makes it incredibly hard toClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

Speedo, open water,elgin,swimming

I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot the Speedo open water swim clinic at Elgin River Lodge near Grabouw. The day was a fund raiser to help get Olympic open water swimmer Michelle Weber to the 2021 Olympic Games. Participants learnt some skills and techniques from Michelle and had a practical session in the chilly Palmiet River, which due to a good rain season is full to the brim. Big Bay Events were as usual on hand toClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

photograph a dolphin

The Speedo Robben Island Escape Open Water Swim Event has been created to provide both, novice and experienced swimmers, with the opportunity to tick off that bucket list swim – the Robben Island crossing, while participating in a formal event. This open water swim covers a distance of approximately 7.4km from Robben Island to Big Bay, an iconic swim with a backdrop like none other. The event runs monthly from October to June every year accommodating one group of 10-15Click to read more and to see the event image gallery

South African XCO Mountain Bike Championships 2020. MTB

After a year of chaos, compliments of Corona, we finally kicked off the 2020 MTB season at the Computer Mania South African XCO Mountain Bike championships at Coetzenberg outside Stellenbosch. It may have been a field limited to just a few categories, and not everyone could make it at short notice, but it was a great success. Alan Hatherly and Mariska Straus won the Elite categories in the men’s and women’s categories. Luke Moir proved his sporting pedigree by beingClick to read more and to see the event image gallery